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Legal war on the Upper East Side hinges on a “valuable tool” for boards.

Tsunami of Packages Pushes Condo Board to Update Lobby

Written by Bill Morris on November 09, 2022

Lenox Hill, Manhattan

Out of date and out of step with the times, this lobby needed help.

An Art Deco Co-op Burnishes Its Brand

Written by Bill Morris on April 08, 2021

Lenox Hill, Manhattan

A name on the awning is just the beginning of a building's brand.

Disgruntled shareholder’s claim of mismanagement is ruled “speculation.”

Access to a Neighboring Building Is Not Guaranteed

Written by Victor M. Metsch on October 08, 2020

Lenox Hill, Manhattan

Though the courts usually grant board requests, some are denied.

Even the best contingency plan can't prepare a board for unforeseeable surprises.

Is This the Perfect Boot Camp for Co-op Boards?

Written by Bill Morris on June 17, 2019

Lenox Hill, Manhattan

Gerry Maughan’s stint on a town council prepared him for board service.

A Fairy Tale About a Co-op Full of Happy People

Written by Marianne Schaefer on July 25, 2018

Lenox Hill, Manhattan

A visionary board and supportive shareholders add up to “unique” harmony.

Lenox Hill Co-op Gets the Ultimate Face-Lift

Written by Paula Chin on September 19, 2017

Lenox Hill, Manhattan

Reskinning replaces leaky white bricks with handsome red ones.

Reskinning an Albatross

Written by Paula Chin on September 04, 2017

Lenox Hill, Manhattan

Co-op board removes leaky white bricks and reskins its entire building. 

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